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Table HSR-8. Responses to drug related deaths in Europe

Part(i) Availability of selected responses to reduce drug related deaths in the EU, Norway and Turkey (expert ratings)

CountryOverdose information material (1)Individual overdose risk assessment (1)Overdose response training (1), (2)Risk education on drug related deaths (3)
Belgium (Flemish community)No informationLimitedLimitedLimited
Belgium (French community)RareRareRareRare
BulgariaLimitedNot availableLimitedNot available
Czech RepublicExtensiveExtensiveLimitedFull
DenmarkRareRareRareNo information
GermanyNo informationNo informationNo informationNo information
EstoniaLimitedNot availableNot availableRare
IrelandNo informationNo informationNo informationNo information
GreeceLimitedExtensiveExtensiveExtensive
SpainLimitedLimitedLimitedExtensive
FranceExtensiveRareRareNo information
ItalyFullFullFullFull
CyprusRareExtensiveRareRare
LatviaLimitedRareLimitedLimited
LithuaniaFullFullExtensiveFull
LuxembourgLimitedLimitedLimitedExtensive
HungaryLimitedNot availableRareNot available
MaltaFullFullFullNot available
NetherlandsExtensiveExtensiveLimitedFull
AustriaExtensiveLimitedRareLimited
PolandExtensiveExtensiveExtensiveLimited
PortugalFullExtensiveExtensiveFull
RomaniaRareRareRareRare
SloveniaExtensiveExtensiveRareRare
SlovakiaRareNot availableRareRare
FinlandExtensiveExtensiveLimitedExtensive
SwedenLimitedLimitedLimitedLimited
United KingdomExtensiveExtensiveLimitedFull
CroatiaFullFullNo informationNo information
TurkeyNo informationNot availableno informationNot available
NorwayRareRareRareLimited
 

Notes:

(1) Based on the question: 'Please assess the current availability of selected response measures that aim at the prevention of acute drug-related deaths and problem drug-related emergencies in relation to the needs of problem drug users, judging the degree to which service capacity matches the demand'

Reitox NFP's expert rating

Full: nearly all persons in need would obtain it

Extensive: a majority (but not nearly all of them) would obtain it

Limited: more than a few but not a majority of them would obtain it

Rare: just a few of them would obtain it

(2) Overdose response training was defined as: One-to-one or group education sessions on risks, prevention of risks and on management of overdoses. This training should include: information on risk situations and risky behaviour, how to recognise overdoses, and how to respond adequately (at least the recovery position).

(3) Based on the question: 'Risk education and overdose response training for problem drug users is provided in:'

Reitox NFP's expert rating scale

Full: In nearly all relevant cities or towns. (‘Relevant’ = where the size of the target population is sufficient for the implementation of the intervention.)

Extensive: In a majority of relevant cities (but not in nearly all of them)

Limited: In more than a few relevant cities (but not in a majority of them)

Rare: In just a few relevant cities

See also 'General notes for interpreting data' on the Explanatory notes and help page.

Sources:

Structured Questionnaire on 'Prevention and Reduction of Health-Related Harm associated with drug use' (SQ 23/29), submitted by NFPs in 2011

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